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Entrance awards and fellowships

The Rotman School is invested in attracting strong candidates. We offer over $1 million in awards to our Morning MBA and Evening MBA students. You will be automatically considered for entrance awards as soon as you apply for the Morning MBA or Evening MBA. Entrance awards range from $5,000 to $30,000.

We assess all of our candidates for exceptional merit above the minimum admission criteria. Some of the things we look for during this assessment are leadership qualities demonstrated through professional and academic experiences and the overall strength of each application. Candidates who are selected to receive an entrance award will be notified when they receive an offer of admission. 

Latest news: now accepting Round One applications, plus Decision Day

We're now accepting Round Two applications.

Submit your complete application now and have the chance to be invited an admissions interview on Decision Day on March 1, 2019. Visit our application deadline page for complete details. At the end of this day we provide you with our decision on admission and entrance awards. Tip: the earlier you apply, the greater of your chance to receive an entrance award.

Application deadline entrance awards

Award name

Value

Description

Round two deadline $8,000 Entrance awards for all candidates who have successfully completed their application, and submitted all required supporting documents including their GMAT or GRE scores, to the Morning and Evening MBA programs by the February 20th deadline. Candidates must have achieved a GMAT and GRE scores of at least 600 and above, or have completed their CFA III exams.   Candidates must receive an offer letter from the Morning or Evening MBA program on or before Decision Day (March 1) to be eligible for the award
Round 3 deadline $6,000 Entrance awards for all candidates who have successfully completed their application, and submitted all required supporting documents including their GMAT or GRE scores, to the Morning and Evening MBA programs by the April 17th deadline. Candidates must have achieved a GMAT and GRE scores of at least 600 and above, or have completed their CFA III exams. Candidates must receive an offer letter from the Morning or Evening MBA program on or before Decision Day (April 30) to be eligible for the award.

Distinguished entrance awards

Award name

Value

 Number of Awards

Description

Forte Fellowship Awards $20,000 2 The Forté Foundation is a consortium of major corporations and top business schools working together to launch women into fulfilling, significant careers through access to business education, opportunities, and a community of successful women.*
Forte Fellowship Awards $10,000 2 The Forté Foundation is a consortium of major corporations and top business schools working together to launch women into fulfilling, significant careers through access to business education, opportunities, and a community of successful women.*
Creative Destruction Lab Fellowships $20,000 4 Guaranteed entrance into the Creative Destruction Lab program and entrance award.**             
 Women in Business $10,000 5 Based on exceptional academic merit for outstanding female candidates in industry/entrepreneurs.
Health Care & Life Sciences Award Up to $30,000 1 or 2 Based on exceptional academic merit for students in Health Care & Life Sciences.
Morning Awards $10,000 4 Based on exceptional academic merit for Morning MBA students. 
Evening Awards $10,000 4 Based on exceptional academic merit for Evening MBA students.
Scotiabank Latin American Scholarship $25,000 Up to 3 awards Students from Latin America may be eligible for this award. Preference given to students with demonstrated academic achievement. Additional preference given to students with strong leadership qualities with demonstrated impact. Selections will be based on academic merit. Recipients could be a citizen or a Permanent Resident of Canada, but originally from Latin America. Scotiabank employees are eligible if they meet the above conditions.

* Forté Fellows Program

The Forté Fellows Program was created with the intention of increasing the number of women applying to and enrolling in MBA programs by offering fellowships to women. To date, schools have given nearly $110 million to more than 5,000 Forté Fellows. At Rotman over the previous 2 years, 30 + Forté Fellows have been awarded more than $1M in total scholarships.

To be considered for a fellowship, you must submit an MBA application – no additional application is required. If you are interested in learning more about the Forté Fellowship program at Rotman, please contact me-mba@rotman.utoronto.ca.


** Creative Destruction Lab Fellows Program

The CDL Fellowship Program has been created to unlock the entrepreneurial ambitions of incoming MBA students who are committed to exploring careers in entrepreneurship and start-ups. Selected students are supported by financial awards of up to $20,000, guaranteed placement in the Creative Destruction Lab strategic courses, and sponsored access to key events.

To be considered for a fellowship, you must submit an MBA application – no additional application is required initially. If you are interested in learning more about the CDL Fellowship program at Rotman, please contact me-mba@rotman.utoronto.ca.

In-program awards

Rotman’s large alumni base and the strength of our community partners enable the school to offer over $250,000 in scholarships, fellowships and awards each year to Morning MBA or Evening MBA students who have completed the first year of their program.

Administered through the Program Services Office, the call of applications (where required) takes place at the end of the Spring Term each year. Most are available to both domestic and international students on the basis of academic merit, while some also consider financial need.

2017 Rotman Award recipients booklet (1MB)

View 2017/18 awards information

Rotman Scholar Awards

The Rotman School offers an academic mentorship program for first-year core courses. Upper-year MBA students with an excellent academic record in a particular course and demonstrated communication skills will be selected to provide academic guidance and support to first-year students. Applications for Rotman Scholar Awards are available at the end of the spring term each year.

Ontario Graduate Scholarships

Jointly supported by the Ontario Government, the University of Toronto and donors to the Rotman School, these scholarships are intended to encourage and support academic excellence at the master’s and doctoral levels and are awarded to domestic students enrolled in full-time studies who have obtained a first class standing. The Rotman School's Full-Time, Morning MBA, Evening MBA and Master of Finance programs are considered full-time, eligible programs. An Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) at the Rotman School of Management is held for one year and valued at $10,000 to $15,000 per year, thanks to the generous support of our donors.

For Canadian citizens or permanent residents, the Rotman School’s deadline for 2018-19 OGS applications was May 1, 2018.

Consult the School of Graduate Studies website for information on eligibility, conditions and application forms.



Rotman MBA $1 Million Awards Funding

The next application deadline is February 20, 2019

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